This is where the west meets east.
If you are in Kathmandu a place you should not miss visiting is Thamel because it is here that you will see interesting sights, hear different sounds, and sample exotic food. Also, the town is a shopper's paradise and you will be overwhelmed with the various kinds of products that are sold in the area. Thamel is the area where the largest numbers of travelers stay. In Thamel are hundreds of hotels, guesthouses, lodges, restaurants, shops (like outdoor, local craft, books) and travel agencies. So this is also the place to meet a lot of fellow travellers. Thamel is a cosmopolitan in character and has relaxed atmosphere. Thamel can be the place for spending your last money before you go back home.